About this Program

The linked BSCS/MBA program is an early entry in the MBA program of study. The linked program is designed for well qualified non-business undergraduates, allowing them to start their MBA program prior to completing the BSCS degree. Students will take MBA-level courses as early as three semesters prior to graduation and count up to 12 graduate credits toward their undergraduate degree. BSCS majors will be able to count the graduate level courses as the technical electives (2) and upper division general education courses (2). A computer science degree prepares students well for the professional workforce as problem solvers. Channel that knowledge to managing a business or organization.

Program Highlights

  • Computer Scientists solve problems for any domain where a software solution is needed. Pair that with in-depth knowledge of Business Administration principals and experience to lead the teams who make everything run.
  • A strong mathematics and science based program is well suited to prepare students to become leaders in a business environment.
  • Software solutions are the foundation for many business enterprises, and the BSCS allows MBA students to understand how these systems work at the very basic level to the highest management level.
  • Entrepreneurial ventures depend upon software, problem solving, and a strong sense of business success talents.
Degree Level
Degree Earned
B.S.C.S & M.B.A.
Delivery Modes


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What are the requirements to apply for Computer Science & Business Administration at ODU?
Students entering the B.S.C.S & M.B.A. program in Computer Science & Business Administration should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.

A potential candidate will have:

  • Achieved a minimum Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score of 550
  • Completed all lower-level general education requirements
  • Completed at least 24 credit hours at ODU with a GPA of at least 3.0
  • A minimum index of 1200 (index is computed as 200 times the ODU GPA plus GMAT score)
  • Students who have done exceptionally well in their undergraduate work may qualify for a GMAT waiver.  These candidates will have:
    • Completed all lower-level general education requirements
    • Completed at least 24 credit hours at ODU with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5
    • Achieved junior standing


At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful...


Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Active Duty Military Rate
Cost Per-Credit $250
Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $393
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $407
Cost Per-Credit $1,073

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Thesis-Based Department Funded Scholarship

Linked students may apply to receive a thesis-based department funded scholarship with guaranteed appointment as a TA or RA and tuition waiver.

Graduate Assistantship

During your 5th year (after completing the BSCS), you are eligible for a Graduate Assistantship (Teaching or Research). This includes a stipend each semester and a partial tuition waiver (up to 100% for Virginia residents).


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